Scarlet 31, Gray 14
Trip will feature overload of game action plus Cincinnati sights, sounds and tastes. And bling!
The offensive and defensive line positions have flip-flopped from 2012 in terms of experience
The team held its third of 15 practices this spring in the Woody Hayes Athletic Center
Earliest start, perhaps, in school history comes after a 103-day break in practices
Ohio State Overview: Andrew Norwell is a key leader on the 2013 Ohio State football team, having battled in the trenches in 36 games and with a team-best total (along with Jack Mewhort) of 25 starting assignments, all of them consecutive and with the last 20 starts at the left guard position ... Norwell's importance to the team and fine play has not gone unnoticed: he was named first-team all-Big Ten Conference (media voters) following the Buckeyes' undefeated 2012 season, he was an honorable mention all-Big Ten selection as a sophomore in 2011 (coaches and media) and he was named by Rivals.com to a Big Ten all-freshman team in 2010 ... Norwell played more downs on offense last season - 862 - than any other Buckeye, and he played so well the Ohio State coaches named him the team's co-offensive lineman of the year (along with Mewhort) ... he was on the line for a mind-boggling 827 of the team's 837 offensive plays (98.8 percent) from scrimmage last year (as were line mates Mewhort and Marcus Hall) ... Norwell & Co. helped the Ohio State offense average 242.2 yards per game rushing (10th nationally) in 2012, lead the Big Ten in scoring at 37.1 points per game and score a 34-year team high 37 rushing touchdowns ... Norwell played in all 13 games in 2011 and started at both the left guard and left tackle positions ... he started the season at left tackle for the first five games and then moved to left guard, where he started the final eight games ... he was the primary backup at right tackle in 2010 as a true freshman, playing in 11 games ... he has not had a haircut since enrolling at Ohio State in August 2010.
More on Andrew: Norwell is majoring in communication ... he helped lead his Anderson H.S. team, under coach Jeff Geisting, to two Ohio state championship games and a three-year record of 37-6 ... was named first-team all-Ohio ... also named all Southwest Ohio and all-conference ... A U.S. Army All-American bowl nominee ... played basketball as well ... is the son of Julia and Ivar Norwell ... brother, Chris, was a four-year starter (46 starts) along the defensive line for Illinois between 2004-07 and earned honorable mention all-Big Ten honors in 2007.